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Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance critics

Critics are concerned he may roll back privacy reforms, like restrictions on collection of bulk telephone metadata, and may try to introduce curbs on the use of encryption

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Trump names net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC

Pai opposed former Chairman Tom Wheeler's reclassification of broadband as a utility

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Why Google’s Sergey Brin changed his tune on AI

Google's co-founder admits he didn't pay attention to AI in the 1990s because he didn't think it would work, but has since reconsidered

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Yahoo pushes back timing of Verizon deal after breaches

Verizon’s planned acquisition of Yahoo will take longer than expected and won’t close until this year’s second quarter, the internet company said on Monday.

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Visual Studio Test joins Microsoft's open source push

By open-sourcing the test framework built for Visual Studio, Microsoft takes another step toward freeing up its proprietary products

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Why Microsoft forced Windows 10 upgrades last Friday

A plain-English guide to the complex rhythms of Win10 version upgrades and control settings

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Samsung blames batteries from two makers for Note 7 explosions

3 million Note 7 smartphones were recalled last year by the company

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Want to be a software developer? Time to learn AI and data science

Data science skills will become more important for coding as software is 'trained' via AI

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6 key points about Intel's hot new Linux distro

Intel’s container-focused Linux distro for the cloud is packed with intriguing features. Here’s what you need to know

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7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

In this selection you’ll find speakers taking on some of the most pressing, and persistent, security and privacy challenges of our time, from how society can fight the war on terror while maintaining the social values we cherish to...

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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Docker 1.13 cleans up container management, but Mac issues remain

Latest version of the container software adds management, cleanup, and logging tools, but the MacOS edition still demands workarounds

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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over 90,000 developers acted based on alerts issued through the Google Play App Security Improvement program

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

After MongoDB and Elasticsearch, attackers are looking for new database storage systems to attack

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China announces plans to produce an exascale prototype by year end -- well ahead of the U.S.

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New Senate bill seeks sweeping H-1B changes

H-1B visas should be distributed to U.S. grads first, not outsourcing firms, say Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

The company has objected in a lawsuit to unreasonable US government requests for customer data

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Farewell to the FCC as we know it

The Trump team’s plan for the FCC would strip it of authority to champion consumer rights and combat anticompetitive telecom activities

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